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Network for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Program - Transforming Oral Health for Families (TOHF)

NOHI is a national program established to improve oral health care for low-income children served by safety-net programs and providers. The purpose of the TOHF project is to demonstrate a promising model of “Family-Centered Team-Based Primary Oral Health Care” for children 0-40 months, their parents/caregivers, and pregnant women at Community Health Centers (CHCs) in four states/jurisdictions including the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and New York.

Goals of the project are to:  (1) increase oral health competencies for all relevant CHC providers serving the target populations; (2) increase CHC capacity for oral health case management and interprofessional collaboration to better address oral health risk factors and needs of the target population; and (3) increase the proportion of children 0-40 months who have access to preventive oral and or dental health care and the proportion of children who are caries free at 3 years of age.

If you are associated with a community health center in Maryland and would like to learn more about TOHF, please contact MDAC CEO Mary Backley,

Transforming Oral Health for Families About the “TOHF” Network

  • CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
  • Delta Dental
  • Maryland Department of Health
  • Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • DesignFest
  • Stulman Foundation
    Stulman Foundation
  • United Healthcare logo
    United Healthcare logo